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Pence fights back: Religious freedom law ‘grossly misconstrued … I abhor discrimination’

Monday, March 30, 2015
Gov. Mike Pence (R-Ind.)
In an essay published Monday evening in The Wall Street Journal, Indiana governor Mike Pence said the state's religious freedom law "is not a ‘license to discriminate’” and simply reflects federal law. [...]

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Washington governor joins boycott: No state-funded travel to Indiana

Monday, March 30, 2015
Gov. Jay Inslee (D-Wash.)
Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee has imposed an administration-wide ban on state-funded travel to Indiana after the passage of a new law that critics say has the potential to discriminate against LGBT individuals. [...]

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Protests show no signs of slowing down Arkansas’ anti-LGBT religious freedom bill

Monday, March 30, 2015
Arkansas
Opponents of an Arkansas "religious freedom" measure that critics say will allow widespread anti-LGBT discrimination similar to the new Indiana law filled the state Capitol in Little Rock on Monday to protest the bill as it neared a final vote. [...]

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Acxiom asks Arkansas governor to veto ‘religious freedom’ bill

Monday, March 30, 2015
Acxiom headquarters in Little Rock, Ark.
Data-services company Acxiom is urging Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson to veto a "religious freedom" bill, with the firm's executives arguing the measure enables discrimination against LGBT individuals. [...]

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North Carolina GOP governor says he won’t back state’s religious exemption bills

Monday, March 30, 2015
Gov. Pat McCrory (R-N.C.)
North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory says he isn't backing bills giving exemptions to court officials who don't want to officiate same-sex marriages and offering other religious protections to businesses. [...]

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Justice Dept. sues Oklahoma university, alleges discrimination against transgender professor

Monday, March 30, 2015
Morrison Hall at Southeastern Oklahoma State University
The U.S. Department of Justice is suing Southeastern Oklahoma State University, alleging the school in Durant discriminated against a transgender professor and then fired her after she complained. [...]

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Arkansas House panel advances ‘religious freedom’ bill cast as anti-LGBT

Monday, March 30, 2015
Arkansas-flag
Opponents of an Arkansas "religious freedom" measure that they say will allow widespread discrimination against LGBT individuals filled the state Capitol on Monday to protest the bill as it neared a final vote. [...]

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What makes Indiana’s religious freedom law different from laws in 19 other states?

Monday, March 30, 2015
More than one thousand of opponents of Indiana Senate Bill 101, the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, gathered on the lawn of the Indiana State House to rally against that legislation Saturday, March 28, 2015. Republican Gov. Mike Pence signed a bill Thursday prohibiting state laws that "substantially burden" a person's ability to follow his or her religious beliefs. (AP Photo/Doug McSchooler)
The Atlantic dissects Indiana’s controversial “Religious Freedom Restoration Act” (RFRA) that critics say is a “license to discriminate” against LGBT people, but that supporters say is no different that a federal law, and laws in 19 other states. [...]

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Connecticut governor bans state funded travel to Indiana over ‘religious freedom’ law

Monday, March 30, 2015
Gov. Dannel Malloy (D-Conn.)
Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has signed an executive order barring state spending on travel to Indiana and any other state enacting legislation that protects religious freedoms but ultimately discriminates against gays and others groups. [...]

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Indiana Democrats: Full repeal of ‘religious freedom’ law is the only answer

Monday, March 30, 2015
Scott Pelath
House Minority Leader Scott Pelath says repeal is the only thing that will begin the process of healing the damage done to the state by the outcry over whether it would allow discrimination against LGBT individuals. [...]

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